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Ideapad Y700 Backlit keyboard - Ubuntu Linux

Q: Ideapad Y700 Backlit keyboard - Ubuntu Linux

New US Y700 with latest bios - scrubbed Windoze because of the buggy, freezing NVidea driver and loaded Ubuntu 17.04 I would like to find the hardware address of the backlit keyboard so I can turn it on/off via a script. Also, if the keyboard is of a particular subtype, would love to know that too! While were on the subject - the hardware address of the subwoofer in alsa would be helpful too. Unix works well - had to tune some othe systemd time outs to get the machine to shutdown within a reasonable time - that was it so far.

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Preferred Solution: Ideapad Y700 Backlit keyboard - Ubuntu Linux

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

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Anyone know if there is a hack program for making the backlit keyboard do patterns or something? Flash/blink?




Y50-70 i7-4720HQ - 16GB Ram - 1TB HDD Win 8.1 - 4GB-860 GTX

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I just received my new lenovo Y700 14 laptop.But my backlit keyboard is not working.I can see it on website that it comes with backlit keyboard but its not working my laptop.Following is the link of the website I purchased.http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/y700-series/y700-14-inch/?menu-id=y700-14-inchKindly help.Thanks in advance.

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Hello, how can i enable the backlit keyboard under ubuntu or linux in general. All the tutorials i have found for other models do not work for this one... thanks

A:Acer TravelMate P238-M Backlit keyboard Ubuntu 16....

Try this, http://askubuntu.com/questions/644410/cannot-turn-on-keyboard-backlight

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Hello, how can i enable the backlit keyboard under ubuntu or linux in general. All the tutorials i have found for other models do not work for this one... thanks

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Hi! I've got Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Silver (https://www.alza.cz/EN/lenovo-ideapad-yoga-13-silver-d375124.htm), and while I am quite content with the device, my keyboard stopped working. I was wondering whether any of you might know and suggest an online reseller (official or otherwise), where I could get hold of a replacement keyboard. Now, I suppose backlit keyboard versions of newer Yoga laptops will not work I guess, will they? From what I have read Yoga 13 Silver does not have the slot required for backlit, but aside that, will the keyboard function and will it fit (dimension-wise)? If so, what is the voltage and current required? Would soldering a small battery to the backlit cable be a good idea (I accept the fact that I wouldn't be able to regulate it)? Thank you in advance!ck

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Hi! I've got Lenovo IdeaPad Yoga 13 Silver (https://www.alza.cz/EN/lenovo-ideapad-yoga-13-silver-d375124.htm), and while I am quite content with the device, my keyboard stopped working. I was wondering whether any of you might know and suggest an online reseller (official or otherwise), where I could get hold of a replacement keyboard. Now, I suppose backlit keyboard versions of newer Yoga laptops will not work I guess, will they? From what I have read Yoga 13 Silver does not have the slot required for backlit, but aside that, will the keyboard function and will it fit (dimension-wise)? If so, what is the voltage and current required? Would soldering a small battery to the backlit cable be a good idea (I accept the fact that I wouldn't be able to regulate it)? Thank you in advance!ck

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Is there any possibility or any other replacement for changing the keyboard

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Hello All, is it possible to replace my ideapad 310 15IKB 80 TV non backlit keyboard with a backlit one ?   

A:Lenovo Ideapad 310 replace keyboard with backlit keyboard ?

Hi Rohan,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community! And happy to have you here.
 
Sadly the backlit keyboard doesn't comes with IdeaPad 310 series.
 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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Dear people, I bought ideapad 32015IAP with preinstalled Windows 10. Than i tried to install Ubuntu, first i tried dual boot, but Ubuntu didnt recognized installed Windows, so i tried to install just Ubuntu, it was fine than it get stucked at 66% of install at "update grub" and that was the end. I tried other Ubuntu distros, lots of them dont want to boot at all, even if i switched in Bios secure boot and tried all options: with uefi, with legacy, updated Bios...But i didnt find a solutions! If someone know how to it will be great Stay good!

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Hi!  How to install GNU/Linux (Ubuntu) on Ideapad 100s 11" IBY, if the EFI boot menu always shows Windows Boot Manager as the only choice?? Thank you since now. 

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I have an Ideapad N581 that I am having issues with when booting. I have installed a Kingston 120gig SATA drive and once the POST times out the computer boots from. The issue I believe is the BIOS is not recgognizing the drive right away. The computer stays in POST for about 5 minutes and then eventually finds the SSD and Boots to windows 10. I have seen posts that other users with this laptop have been successful in installing an SSD. What am I missing? I have looked for a BIOS update and have not been able to find one that is newer than my 2013 update. Please help...

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Hi ,       I just bought a new ideapad 500 am trying to install ubuntu 16.04 Lts alongside preloaded windows 10. I have  tried various options like disabling secure boot / fast boot / fast start up the USB boot just doesn't seem to work , when I try to boot through UEFI firm ware settings -> efi USB boot I get an error message ' USB boot option Not available' . Please suggest if I can achieve Dual boot ability on my ideapad

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just want to know if my motherboard has the backlit connector... and if not, if there is some way to light up the keyboard in any way (soldering to some voltage so it stays always lighted up?) (contacted the service in my country and they didn't know... they said there is not yet available... don't know with 'yet' as if the connector will grow by itself in the motherboard) seriouslly thinking buying http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-for-Lenovo-IdeaPad-Touch-15ISK-Y700-15ACZ-Laptop-UK-Black-Backlit-Keyboa... ans open the laptop and change the keyboard... with th risk to lose the warranty anyone? thanks,Dan

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Hello I got this new laptop a month ago, so it said that is has a backlit keyboard, I Tried using Fn + space but it won't work. 

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After updating to windows 10 I noticed that the keyboard backlit didn't turn on no matter if I was pressing FN+Space bar. After several months of trying to solve this problem I came in contact with Microsoft tech support and I was told that my system doesn't seem to be compatibe with Windows 10 and I should downgrade back to Windows 8 in order to solve this problem. After doing that and installing many updates and drivers it still doesn't work. It would be greatly appreciated if someone can help.

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I have an ideapad 100-15IBD, with a non-backlit keyboard, and I find it difficult to see when in low light. I have found backlit keyboards for this model, but my question is, are they compatible? I also currently have a UK keyboard, and the backlit ones I found are all US models, would that be a compatibilty problem? I havent been able to find the answer to these questions anywhere on the internet, so im hoping someout out there knows the answer.

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Hi guys! I just bought an Ideapad Z400.  My problem is that when I hit Fn+Spacebar, the keyboard backlighting doesn't work. I downgraded it to Win7 64-bit rightaway and I haven't checked the keyboard backlighting in Win8. I checked the tech spec and it says Z400 has backlit accutype keyboard. Please help. Karl  

A:Ideapad Z400 Non-Touch - Backlit Keyboard or not?

i have same problem with you. I bought Ideapad Z400 because im interested with backlit keyboard but i didnt get that backlit fitur. I try to search on youtube and I find quote that backlit keyboard is optional. SO BAD..

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Hello. I have lenovo ideapad 300-15IBR and I want to replace my ordinary keyboard by backlight keyboard. So could you tell me if is it possible? Is my laptop compatible with backlit keyboard?

A:Lenovo ideapad 300-15IBR backlit keyboard?

Hi tachilla, 
 
Welcome to the Community Forums.
 
Checking the general specification for IdeaPad 300 (15'') Platform Speci?cations here, backlit keyboard features is not available to similar model types 80Q7 as the motherboard does not offer power connection for the keyboard backlit as shown from the hardware manual FRU keyboard list pages 78-81.
 
No power connection portSample keyboard with backlit cable
 
You can follow the keyboard guide here on page 40-41 of the hardware manual to physical check on your motherboard model as it may not likely be compatible with a backlighted keyboard making it not possible to upgrade.
 
Hope this helps answer your query.
 
Regards
 

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It seems like I'm having this exact problem:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-P-Y-and-Z-series/Lenovo-Y700-keyboard-issue/m-p/3455702#M149284However, I got Linux Ubuntu 16.10 installed on my computer and thus I'm wondering what would be the procedure to fix this?

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This laptop is about 5 months old. While I was browsing the web suddenly the keyboard isn't working. Because of that, i tried to restart my computer. And for some reason, a Novo Button Menu showed up. I tried to press enter (because it is already highlighted on Normal Startup) and it wont. Then I remembered that my keyboard isn't working! I don't know what to do. I tried to press the power button to shut it off but nothing happened. Please help me! This is the first time i have problems in this pc. I don't know what to do..

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Hello guys, I have a Lenovo Ideapad y700 and I have problems with my keyboard. When I play some different games my keyboard is stop working all at once, I don't know why, I think is a problem with the drivers or something else, can somebody help me? 

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Hello, My laptop configuration:OS: Windows 10 64 bits (up-to-date)Model : Lenovo Ideapad Y700 15ISK (80NV)BIOS : CDCN37WW Five days ago the keyboard suddenly stopped to respond (nb : the Num Lock led remained on). I tried to restart Windows but since it could not (stucked on the reboot screen) I pressed the power button and heard a "clack" sound.When I restarted the computer the hard drive made some noices and the fans started to turn at high speed for ~3 seconds.NB : I upgraded to bios CDCN35WW few days before. After the incident I updated to CDCN37WW.  Today the problem happened again (keyboard not responding). Before trying to reboot I unpluged and pluged back my mouse (Lenovo gaming mouse). As I expected, it did not function once I pluged it back. I tried to log out before rebooting.At that time Windows crashed and I saw the BSOD for 1 second before the computer shut down and reboot showing the Novo Button Menu (the keyboard was still not responding at this time).I rebooted by pressing the power button, once again some worrysome electrical noices while I was doing so.The computer restarted and once again noices from the hard drive + fans at full speed. Any suggestion ? Are BIOS updates bugged ?Thanks in advance for any help. 

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Hello, so I've had this laptop now for a week and I'm seriously considering returning it since I have 30 days. Every device has its quirks but some are harder to overlook than others.Twice now when playing games my laptop* keyboard has completely stopped responding. No keys or combinations of keys work.The game doesn't freeze and I still have mouse/touchpad control. Both times I'm able to close out of the game and hit restart, where it just hangs for several minutes saying "restarting...", so I have to hard shut down. Upon rebooting, everything seems fine. BIOS Version: LENOVO CDCN35WW, 3/29/2016*haven't tested this with external keyboard yet Digging through the event view I've found this in both cases: ?? Thank you so much 

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Hi, what happens is that when I'm playing for example GTA San Andreas in the middle of the game (about 10 or 20 minutes) the keyboard stops responding completely and to make it work again I have to restart the PC, this is frustrate you since I lose my progress if not I keep time until freezes keyboard...If there is any solution, answer...

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You all know that this laptop is a gaming laptop right? So I was playing PES2017, but my keyboard seemed like it stopped working. And a player inside the game began to run to the direction which is an arrow key I pressed lastly. So I couldn't do anything, I turned my laptop off by pressing a power button and I turned it back on. And guess whatWoooooooow, it worked, but whenever I try to play games, after about 10 minutes my keyboard suddenlt stops working.OMG! Plz help me

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HelloI have been playing Counter-Strike 1.6And the keyboard stopped working fullyBut the mouse kept workingThis problem was repeated more than onceI turn off the power button and then I turn it to work againPlease help me

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So i was playing games in teh laptop then suddenly the keyboard stopped working. I restart my laptop and there is this NOVO Menu i press enter but it didnt work due to the keyboard problem. So i did a hard reboot. After that logging in and stuff the keyboard works fine. So i decided to play games again, but it happened again! I restart it but this time there is no NOVO Menu. So i logged in again keyboard works fine but again it doesnt work in a couple of mins. Now i was playing games, keyboard doesnt work THIS TIME my pc crashed due to a problem called DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE . Any solutions please let me know thanks!

























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So I have had this computer for around 5 months and have had little issue with it. All of the sudden my keyboard stopped working. I tried plugging in an external and that was working fine. So I tried to fix the internal one, but as I was looking up the solution my computer blue screened on me. I restarted and it came up with a menu that asked if I wanted to boot normally or etc etc. When I tried to hit enter the keyboard did not function so I had to restart again. Keyboard and computer was working fine. Then later the same thing happened. Internal Keyboard stopped working and soon after the computer blue screened. Next time it happened I closed out my programs before the crash and hit restart. It got stuck on the restart screen for a long time and I had to restart again. I have checked the harddrive, ram, and even did a fresh install of windows 10. This problem is still occuring and is very annoying. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling drivers, but it doesnt seem to work. Anybody have any ideas on what could be the problem?

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You all know that this laptop is a gaming laptop right? So I was playing PES2017, but my keyboard seemed like it stopped working. And a player inside the game began to run to the direction which is an arrow key I pressed lastly. So I couldn't do anything, I turned my laptop off by pressing a power button and I turned it back on. And guess whatWoooooooow, it worked, but whenever I try to play games, after about 10 minutes my keyboard suddenlt stops working.OMG! Plz help me

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Hi everyone,  I have a problem with the keyboard on my laptop which becomes unresponsive sometimes.  This usually happens after running some kind of program.  I've talked to a support technician and they told me to run the solution program Lenovo has to find out what kind of problem it is and the results showed nothing was wrong with it.  This problem has happened about 10 times so far since I've bought this laptop and I figured it was time to get a solution to this.  Does anybody have advice?  Thanks

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Ideapad y700, running Windows 10 Home. If I am pressing any key, the touchpad does not respond.  It is the ELAN driver touchpad, and turning Palm Sensitivity all the way down does not help or make any change.  I also tried updating the driver, and then turning down the palm sensitivity again, and still no change.  This computer is advertised as a gaming laptop, and not being able to use keys and mouse at the same time is kinda needed for that.

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Hello, I have had my Y700 for 2 months. Right from the start I had the issue where it wouldn't seem to boot up, and I would have to put it to sleep a time or 2 before it would start windows. This problem seems to be solved. However, after installing the windows 10 anniversary update, the laptop will randomly 'freeze'. The keyboard will not respond, but I can still use the mouse. When I try to restart, the screen will go black, and it will not respond at all. I have to force shutdown with power button. After turning back on, it will work for 20-30 min and then do the same thing. I did a total reinstall of windows 10 and have updated bios to the 37, but it is doing the same thing.  Lenovo Solutions Center does not detect hardware issues. Can someone please help me? Thanks! Here are my specs:Y700-15ISK TouchBIOS: CDCN37WWRAM: 16GBHD: 256 SSD 

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Hi, I need some help on finding out whether it is possible to replace my current non-backlit keyboard with a backlit one. (Dell Latitude 3150, service tag:<Service Tag removed> and I have no idea if my laptop supports it)
Thanks in advance!

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I recently bought a 7559 laptop from a Dell certified re seller of refurbished laptops. I didn't get the backlit version but i regret that now.

I see I can buy the backlit board on numerous sites, but im unsure if the connectors are  on my model ready for me to connect it to :(

Any ideas if my NON backlit model with accept a backlit board?

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Hi! 
I just purchased Inspiron 15 7000 7559. Backlit keyboard was working fine untill i updated my BIOS to 1.1.8 and now there in BIOS it is shown as non-baccklit keyboard. Keyboard lits up  on its own sometimes and when pressing keys it goes dark again.

Any idea whats the problem? 

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Hi, I have a new Elitebook 820 G3 which I am surprised came without backlit keyboard which I thought is standard on this model. Can I upgrade it now or is there some extra chip missing and it will never work? Is it just keyboard that needs to be replaced? I know there is an extra connector for backlit and I am not sure if my laptop has it build in (the connector). Thank you very much in advance for any help/suggestions. Regards, Radek













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A:Upgrading non-backlit keyboard to backlit keyboard on Eliteb...

@Radekk1 Everything should be there for you to upgrade to the backlit keyboard. You can make sure by checking if the ZIF connector is mounted to the system board. HP EliteBook 820 G3 Notebook PC - Remove/Replace videos http://h20464.www2.hp.com/results.htm?SID=7815289&MEID=07E15A5D-4006-405F-818E-406F35690E1B Click on keyboard. REO

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Hi everybody just wondering whether I can replace a non backlit keyboard with the one with and my elitebook has resolution of 1600x900 can I replace it with a full HD resolution? Thanks

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Hello Lenovo and community users,I recently brought a Lenovo Flex 2-14 the one with i3/4gb ram, red colour, model: 20404.I use this notebook to DJ at events in dark environment and I've seen that there are models with backlit keyboards.My next question is can I replace the non backlit keyboard with a backlit keyboard?If it is possible can you please point me from where can I buy a backlit keyboard for this model. Thank you in advance.

A:Lenovo Flex 2-14 - change keyboard non backlit with backlit one.

You need to buy backlit keyboard on Ebay or Aliexpress. Also you need small 4-pin 1 mm pitch connector. There is possible to get 5v power from round capacitor near USB. 

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Hi, I just purchased a new T480 Thinkpad for work, which is a great computer. Unfortunatly the model I have does not have the backlit keyboard. The specific model I have is a 20L5000WUS. On the Lenovo support I do not see any option in the replacement parts for a backlit keayboard. If I purchase a backlit keyboard for a different T480 sub-model, will it work? Thanks,Nic

A:Thinkpad T480 replace non-backlit for backlit keyboard

Welcome to the CommunityNew BL keyboard will work.Since there isn't a file with T480' spare parts published, its BL KB with US layout with p/n (FRU) are below:DFN BL-KB USE - FRU 01HX528LTN BL-KB USE - 01HX488CHY BL-KB USE - 01HX448DFN BL-KB US - 01HX499LTN BL-KB US - 01HX459CHY BL-KB US - 01HX419They differ by Euro symbol presence (USE) and manufacturer.

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Hello folks,  is it possible to upgrade my non-backlit to a backlit keyboard? p51s 20K0 thanks in advance!













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A:p51s 20K0 upgrade non-backlit to backlit keyboard

Welcome to the CommunityChoose appropriate keyboard with backlight ("BL" index in the part title) and layout from this filehttps://download.lenovo.com/parts/ThinkPad/p51s_20k0_frubom_20180220.pdf

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